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On Thursday, December 05, 2013, the US equity market finished the day on a lower note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,785.03, down 0.43%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,821.51, down 0.43%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,033.17, down 0.12%. The S&P 500 Materials Sector Index ended the day at 274.43, down 0.64%. The S&P 500 Containers & Packaging Industry Index fell 0.54% to close the day at 174.59, while the same edged up 1.79% in the last one month and 5.60% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 1.25% and 7.85% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. The major movers in the industry included Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), Bemis Company Inc. (NYSE: BMS), and Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on GPK, BLL, BMS, and PKG can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Shares in Graphic Packaging Holding Co. declined 1.64% on Thursday ending the day at $8.97, down from the previous day's closing price of $9.12. The company's shares vacillated between $8.94 and $9.11 during the trading session. A total of 2.24 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.50 million. Despite Thursday's decline, the company's shares have gained 6.91% in the last one month and 5.90% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 1.25% and 7.85% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Moreover, Graphic Packaging Holding Co.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $9.14 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $8.57 and $8.11, respectively. Sign up today to read free research report on GPK at:
On Thursday, Ball Corp.'s stock fell 0.60%, tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares traded between $49.26 and $49.77 before closing the day at $49.33. A total of 0.63 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.89 million. Despite Thursday's losses, the company's shares have gained 11.05% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 7.85%, during the same period. Furthermore, Ball Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $47.81 and $45.67, respectively. Register to download free technical analysis on BLL at:
Bemis Co. Inc.'s stock gained 0.34% on Thursday, finishing the day at $38.70 after oscillating between $38.40 and $38.77 during the trading session. A total of 0.55 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.68 million. Despite Thursday's gains, the company's shares have fallen by 0.49% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a loss of 0.88% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Additionally, Bemis Co. Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $39.14 and $39.66, respectively. A free report on BMS can be accessed by registering at:
On Thursday, shares in Packaging Corp. of America finished the day at $60.15, which is 1.52% lower than the previous day's closing price of $61.08. The company's shares fluctuated between $59.69 and $61.13 during the trading session. A total of 0.89 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.91 million. Despite Thursday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 12.64% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 7.85%, during the same period. Further, Packaging Corp. of America's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $60.13 and $51.98, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on PKG for free at:
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